You are invited to the Opening Reception of Jazz Paintings by Charles Blackwell!
At the Musical Offering Café
Viewing of the paintings
Live musical performance by the Morgan Maudiére Trio
Reading by the artist
Light Refreshments (beer and wine available for purchase)
"I make art to positively influence the preservation of African American culture. My blindness has connected me with the disabled community, where I have experienced others with the tremendous courage to rise from the circumstances and live their dreams. I find this very inspiring, and through my own creative efforts I hope to inspire others in the same manner. In suffering as well as in times of joy, I believe that art has the power to uplift, illuminate, and give validation to the existence of the human spirit." - Charles Curtis Blackwell artist, poet, playwright